ExperiencePlus! Blog

Carol Busch

  • Top 5 back-to-back tours

    We love the idea of making the most of your time and resources in Europe by combining tours in the same or different countries. Back-to-back tours also can help you ‘train your way’ into a harder tour by going on… Read full article

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    Travel in good company

    Once you commit to taking a guided bicycle tour, the tour operator you choose to travel with is an important decision point. At ExperiencePlus!, we know we’re only one of many companies that would love to show you the time… Read full article

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    April Come She Will – Spring 2023 Tours

    Think it’s too late to join a spring tour? Think again! It’s almost never too late to take fate into your own hands and plan a spring getaway. Case in point: we booked a February 18 Patagonia tour on February… Read full article

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    2023 Tour Updates

    Once the new year begins, the idea of going on a bicycle tour gets very, very real and very exciting! Some folks start sweating as they wait to hear that we’ve confirmed their tour to go. Those who are waitlisted… Read full article

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    Phyllo-wrapped Baked Brie with Cranberry Chutney

    The ExperiencePlus! US office staff celebrated the close of 2022 with a night of fine food that we prepared as teams of two at The Cooking Studio in Fort Collins. Our expert chef, Malini, and her assistant, Elizabeth, guided us… Read full article

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    Top 10 bike tours for families

    Start a new tradition ExperiencePlus! has led every possible combination of grandparent, parent, child, uncle, sister in-law, and friend group on a vast array of private, custom and regularly published departures in Europe and South America since 1972. As a… Read full article

  • Top 5 Back-to-Back Tours in 2023

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  • 2022 Holiday Gift Guide

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    Best Red Flashing Lights for Day or Night Riding

    At ExperiencePlus!, we mount back of bike red flashing lights onto all our bikes for added daytime safety. While research on the effectiveness of this practice is limited to a 2004-05 study in Denmark, popular opinion leans  towards using ‘daytime… Read full article

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    Corsica Calling

    ExperiencePlus! has led bicycle tours on the Mediterranean island of Corsica for 20 years. Home to unforgettable cycling, wild boar, chestnuts, oysters, 8,000-plus foot mountains, pristine beaches, and – don’t forget – Napoleon, Corsica is a must-experience destination that will… Read full article

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    Improve your European train experience

    When you book a tour with ExperiencePlus! you gain access to more travel planning information than you could ever imagine. In fact, you don’t even have to book a tour to access pages of information on planning your next trip… Read full article

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    5 Ways to Save $ on an EP Bike Tour

    If you’ve toured with ExperiencePlus!, you are likely aware that for a limited time each fall we offer a $200 Early Booking Discount per person. That’s right, when you submit a tour reservation before our discount expires (in 2022 the… Read full article

  • Recipe: Kale and Roasted Squash Salad

    Recipe: Kale and Roasted Squash Salad It’s that time of year when winter squash begins appearing on farm-to-table restaurant menu. You’ll see it in risotto, ravioli (the best I ever had was on tour in Ravenna), soup, and street tacos.… Read full article

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    Three Off-Season Secrets

    If you were lucky enough to travel in Europe between May and August 2022, you likely experienced one (or more) of the following: unseasonably hot temperatures, lost luggage, crowds, high prices. Seeing some of the world’s most amazing places can… Read full article

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    With summer still upon us, we couldn’t help but think about a recipe that doesn’t require the oven, is quick and easy, and uses up some of those tomatoes that keep coming off the vine. It’s one of Maria Elena’s… Read full article

  • Never lose your luggage again

    Two times within one month I had the the displeasure of watching my boyfriend go through the agony of trying to find lost luggage. The first time was arriving home on an airport shuttle only to discover another passenger had… Read full article

  • Ready for Adventure? Seek out South America

    One year ago the prospect of traveling to South America during the North American winter was complicated. While entry into Argentina was similar to what other European countries had been requiring with proof of vaccination and negative PCR test results,… Read full article

  • 3 Perspectives On Touring With E-bikes

    I have known Janice and Larry for more than 20 years. I met Janice through our local women’s mountain biking club. Janice’s svelte, steely physique and superior VO2 max allow her to climb with a powerful, quick cadence. On the… Read full article